Youtube has imposed strict regulations against unauthorized video download for commercial use, otherwise it is perfectly okay to save Youtube videos on your computer or phone. I do it all the time and I intend to show you how in this post. So, here goes:  

Use third-party YouTube Downloader software to save videos to Your Desktop

There are many third party software applications that one can use to easily save any video from YouTube. Here I will show you how to use my recommended software:,

Advantages of “Save From Net” Youtube video Download Software

  • allows you to save Youtube content in all formats, including MP4, MP3, 3PG, Audio MP4, and in your preferred resolution.

  • It is not necessary to install the software on your computer. All you need to do is paste the link on the web interface and hit search (Read on for more details)

Pretty cool, right?

Now let’s try saving a video.

Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Open Google and search for YouTube video Downloader

Step 2: Search for Youtube on Google and enter the name of your favorite video. For my case, I choose Eric Omondi’s video, ” How To shoot an Indian Movie” (P.S Scroll to Bottom to watch the full video)

Then copy the URL address link on the top-left of your screen.

Kenyan Youtube video

Step 3: insert the video link into the webpage

Step 4: Choose your preferred resolution/format by clicking on the drop down menu and hit “Download”

Eric Omondi Youtube videos

Step 5: Sit back (Or take a cup of tea) and wait for the download to start automatically!

If you haven’t created a custom download folder on your computers, the new video is saved in your “Download” folder by default.

How can I download YouTube videos and save them on my phone?

You can still use to save Youtube videos on your android phone browser by following the process above.

Follow the simple steps below if your prefer to download directly from your app,

How to Download Youtube Videos on your Phone: 

Step 1: Open the Youtube app on your android phone.

Step 2: Browse for your video in the empty search bar and click on your favorite video.

Youtube video download

Step 3: Wait for the video to play and then Scroll down to locate the “Save ” Icon just under the video player.


Step 4: Download your video and enjoy.

The settings icon can easily be located on the top right corner. Here you can change the video format and quality according to your preference.

Author: Mambo

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